Dear friends of ZANE
We are posting below the story of Susie (her name has been changed to protect her identity) as told to us by her son-in-law – you will see how desperate the situation is and the family has nowhere else to turn but to ZANE. If you are able to donate to this specific cause, please do so – we will ensure that every dollar donated goes directly to Susie’s care.
Many thanks – Nicky Passaportis
Please Consider Donating To Help “Susie”
My mother-in-law, Susie was born in Bulawayo and went to school in Masvingo. After school, she moved to Mutare where she met my father-in-law, Brian, and married while working as a dental nurse. Brian worked for the Ministry of Transport so the couple moved around the country living in many different places. In 1991 they moved to Bulawayo and Susie took up a position in the funeral industry where she still works as a branch manager. Brian died in 2007.
In March of this year, Susie was diagnosed with stage 3 emphysema. She required supplementary oxygen and the family managed to purchase an oxygen concentrator which supplied enough oxygen to keep her going. However, the disease has progressed to stage 4 and she now cannot live without constant oxygen supply from cylinders.
Susie is still employed but, because she cannot go into the office or work full time, she has had to accept a reduced salary – this covers her groceries, wheelchair hire, mobile toilet, monthly doctor’s appointments, as well as paying for her housekeeper/day carer. I am, at present covering the costs of her medications.
ZANE has been wonderful in providing a night nurse and monthly allowance for oxygen. However, they have now exhausted their emergency funds for Susie’s case and by the end of November, they will no longer be able to pay for the oxygen and the night nurse fees are only covered up until the end of December.
We, the family have been contributing as much as we possibly can but we are struggling and will not be able to pick up the costs of the oxygen and night nurse when the ZANE money stops.
We are making an appeal through ZANE Australia for anyone who can contribute to Susie’s care – she is a wonderful person – we understand that she is terminally ill, but we are desperate to make her final days as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
If you are able to make a contribution please donate to ZANE Australia and mark your donation “Susie” ZANE will ensure that every dollar donated will be used to help care for Susie.
PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT PENSIONERS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE IN ZIMBABWE
Any assistance is greatly appreciated and goes a long way to giving our pensioners a better quality of life and lift the pressure of money worries which is very debilitating emotionally.
(Donations made to ZANE in Australia, are tax-deductible)